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Since reading sepp's book and listening to paul's podcast about fungi i feel a drive on to grow my own, i have grown the little white mushrooms, champignon de paris before but nothing else.....anyone got any ideas on where i could buy others to grow on logs? we usually have pretty dry and hot summers so i was thinking of waiting until the autumn......i presume i will need to water the logs regularly ? locally i have gathered bolets.....where can i find other kinds ? i live in the south west , but maybe someone does mail order ?
 
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Have you tried searching for 'mushroom spawn' on ebay? I've bought from a couple of sellers based in the UK who have happily shipped out to Portugal so I'm sure they'd be equally happy to ship to France.
 
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I will have a look thanks. Which ones did best for you?
 
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Lil, at the moment there are Mousserons everywhere her (I'm in the SW too).

Look out for "fairy rings" like this :



Check though before eating any of them. You can take them to the pharmacy, they'll check them for free.

They're good cooked with parsley and a bit of garlic.



It's also the season for Morels which are rarer but really delicious !



You should also be able to find Chanterelles easily now after all this rain. (They're called Girolles in spring)



Once you start looking, you'll find mushrooms almost all year round and you may not need to grow your own.

If you have a look in my mushroom set in Flickr, just run your mouse over the photos to get the date when they were found and that will give you an idea of what to look for throughout the seasons.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardworkinghippy/sets/1330713/with/504995446/


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thanks irene ! my mouth is watering just looking at them ! i love fresh mushrooms straight onto the pan !Morels i have found them before in the mountains but not on my patch here. haven't seen much of any fungi yet this year.....luckily we got the rain as it was incredibly dry .....
 
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